Mount Allison University Top Ranking

Founded in 1839 by Charles Frederick Allison, Mount Allison University (MTA) is a top ranked primarily undergraduate Canadian university located in Sackville, New Brunswick. It offers a number of degree programs including the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, and Bachelor of Music, as well as postgraduate degrees in science.

The University has the following Faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science.

Mount Allison has had a lot of “firsts”:
- It was the first university in the British Empire to award a baccalaureate to a woman.
- It was the first university to grant a Bachelor of Arts degree to a woman.
- It was one of the first universities in the country to introduce a completely wireless campus.
- It was the first Canadian university to offer a Canadian Studies program.

Notable alumni of Mount Allison University include Edgar Ritchie (RS) (Former Canadian Ambassador to the United States), John Clarence Webster (physician/historian), Wallace McCain (industrialist), Mary Pratt (artist), etc.


- Ranked as Canada’s No. 1 undergraduate university by Maclean’s magazine in its 19th annual University Rankings Issue.

- Received top rankings in the 2007 Globe & Mail University Report Card. It was given A+ in Class Size, and As in Academic Reputation, Quality of Education, Student-Faculty Interaction, and Campus Atmosphere.

- Ranked 1st among its peers for supportive campus environment (National Survey of Student Engagement, NSSE). It was also placed top of the list for offering an enriching educational experience.